"Wayne Blair" <wayne.blair / relian.com> wrote in message
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> files=Dir["C:/dir?dir1/next?dir2/*"]
>
> OR
>
> files=Dir["C:/dir[^a-z]dir1/next[^a-z]dir2/*"]
>

That didn't work for me (on Windows 2000). Here's my little windows script-
it asks for a directory, then prints out all the files in that directory
into the multi-selection box. You'll notice that it works for paths with no
spaces, but doesn't for those with spaces.

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require 'tk'

root = TkRoot.new {
 title "File Browser"
}

mainF = TkFrame.new(root) {
 relief 'sunken'
 borderwidth 2
}

fileL = TkListbox.new(mainF, 'selectmode' => 'multiple') {
 setgrid 1
 height 10
 width 80
}

scroll_bar = TkScrollbar.new(mainF,
                  'command' => proc { |*args| fileL.yview *args })

scroll_bar.pack('side' => 'left', 'fill' => 'y')

fileL.pack
mainF.pack

dir = fileL.chooseDirectory.concat("/*")

#  HERE  ########################
dir.gsub!(/ /, "?")
#################################

fileL.insert('end', dir)
files = Dir[dir]

files.each{ |f|
     type = File.ftype(f)
     fileL.insert('end', f) if type.eql?("file")
}

Tk.mainloop